Monday, May 30, 2011

On live tomorrow at 9/8c...

I will be live tomorrow on at 9/8c. The special live broadcast will start at 8/7c. Be sure to check it out!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Nat Geo - Witness: Tornado Swarm 2011

58 seconds of my 4/15/11 tornado footage from Scooba/De Kalb, MS will be airing on the National Geographic channel this Sunday night at 9/8c. The show is called Witness: Tornado Swarm 2011, as I'll leave a link below. There are going to be lots of amazing tornado videos (from April 2011) shot by many great storm chasers, so be sure to check it out!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Canton, OK Tornado Video

Here is some great tornado footage shot by my good friend Justyn Jackson from Canton, OK on 5/24/11... Ironically, this video was shot on the 7th anniversary of P-DAY. A well known day to the members of LDCT!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Joplin, MO Tornado Video

I'm sure there will be many more tornado videos coming out from Joplin, MO over the coming days, but here are two incredible tornado videos I found through facebook/twitter...

Joplin, MO Tornado

The Joplin, MO tornado is the single deadliest U.S. tornado since the Worsester, MA 1953 tornado. Will likely get in the top 15 of all time! :-(

*Update at 3:25 CT* Unfortunately, the death toll in Joplin, MO has risen to 116 people. That would make it the 9th deadliest US tornado of all time. One behind the New Richmond, WI tornado in 1899... Beyond horrible!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mississippi River Flooding...

Unfortunately, with the amount of precipitation on the way across the Central Plains/Ohio Valley, I don't see the Mississippi River flood levels going down too fast. Here are some amazing photos from the Big Picture blog (Posted May 9th). I have said this several times, but this is an amazing blog in pictures!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Satellites Capture Record Tornado Activity!

Here is a really cool link my friend Todd Torsrud put up on his facebook account that I wanted to share with everyone...

"The U.S. experienced unprecedented tornado activity throughout the month of April 2011. The NOAA Storm Prediction Center received 875 tornado reports during that month alone; 625 have been confirmed as tornadoes, so far. Many of these storms were concentrated during 7 different major outbreaks, mostly in the Southern U.S. The largest of these outbreaks occurred during April 27-28, leaving over 300 people dead as over 180 storms were reported from Texas to Virginia."

Friday, May 20, 2011

First Post!

Here is a link to my first post/commentary on In my opinion, like all hurricane seasons, the key is the impact. There is no way to know where/when the hurricanes will go this year, but I hope my thoughts/ideas as to why a high impact season looks likely will be informative...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

UAV Test Flight #1, Just South of Salvo, NC

Here is raw video from the first UAV test flight just south of Salvo, NC... Awesome stuff and a must watch! Man I can't wait to get started with! UAV test flight #1

Friday, May 13, 2011

Amazing Flooding Pictures from Memphis!

Here are some amazing flooding pictures shot by Jim Edds around Memphis, TN. Jim is one of the best photographers out there and is also an extremely experienced storm chaser. I highly recommend follow Jim's work on his website,!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Time to Get Prepared is Now!

With the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season rapidly approaching, here is a great trailer my friend Jesse Vinturella made! This is not meant to scare anyone, but please take this as a strong reminder. The time to get prepared is now!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Yesterday I was looking at some historic hurricanes, and of course I was using stormpulse! I really like this site since it is visually appealing and very easy to use. Just type in the name of the hurricane you want to track, hit go, and then click on the points you want to see. If you haven't used stormpulse in the past, I highly recommend it. If you have, then you know what I'm talking about!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Get the latest from! Big week ahead as we prepare for hurricane season... There are so many great things going on, so make sure you click HERE to get the latest!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Two of the Very Best!

James Spann & Jason Simpson from ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, AL, are two of the very best out there. While 4/27/11 was a very sad day for the South, there is no doubt these two saved a lot of lives! Here is some of their amazing coverage from the violent Tuscaloosa, AL tornado...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Another Crazy/Insane Video...

More and more crazy/insane videos keep coming out from the 4/27/11 tornado outbreak. Here is one near Birmingham, AL in a town called Fultondale. Thankfully the people in the video were not hurt!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

4/27/11 Storm Chase

Here are 8 screen captures from video I shot on 4/27/11 of the Macon, MS tornado & an EF-3 tornado just north of Guin, AL. The Macon, MS tornado formed off the same supercell that produced an EF-5 tornado maybe 30 minutes earlier to our southwest. While it was no longer EF-5 strength when it got to us (with Michael Carter), it was still a strong tornado in my opinion. You could see horizontal tubes wrapping around/into the tornado. Before we even saw this tornado, debris rained on us for a solid 5 minutes or so, which was a very surreal experience!

It's hard to say for 100% certainty if this was a newly formed tornado from the same supercell or a weakened version of the previous EF-5 tornado to our SW. Personally, I agree with the NWS, as I feel like the EF-5 occluded/got cut off, and most likely a new tornado formed. This same supercell would produce a long track EF-4 tornado in Alabama. We followed this tornado towards Aliceville, AL, but lost visual. Michael and I actually saw another tornado later that day near Guin, AL, which is one crazy story in itself. I will eventually post a lot of video from this historic/sad day! Also, there will be several more chase recaps to come... Another beyond insane April chase day in the Deep South!

Strong tornado just east of Macon, MS... You can see the horizontal tubes wrapping around/into the tornado!

Another screen capture a minute later...

Getting harder to see, but it looks pretty decent on video...

There were several CG lightning strikes!

It's probably hard to see, but if you look just above the truck you see a black chuck of debris falling from the sky. The video will show this in much better detail, as again this was a very surreal experience! Lots of debris rained on us for 5 minutes or more!

Another tornado we saw in Alabama later in the day. We are close to Guin, AL...

Same supercell that produced the EF-3 tornado we saw near Guin, AL...

Unfortunately, we saw a lot of this across Alabama! :-(

©Greg Nordstrom 2011 (™ HURRICANECHASER.NET)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Amazing Time Lapse!

Here is an amazing time lapse of the Tuscaloosa, AL EF-4 (strong - 190mph) tornado from 4/27/11... This was shot by my friend Michael Wilhelm, who has a lot of incredible video from this tornado. The "Yea, Alabama" fight song music you hear is in real time from his cell phone!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

4/27/11 Tornado Outbreak!

Here are two great blog posts from Jon Davies on the 4/27/11 tornado outbreak! I also added a link to some surreal before and after satellite images from the Tuscaloosa, AL EF-4 (strong - 190mph) tornado! :-(

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Northwest Weather Podcast...

Here is the link to the Northwest Weather Podcast I was on talking about last week's historic tornado outbreak... This is an enjoyable/laid back weather podcast, so I highly recommend following in the future! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This can't be right?

The AP is reporting that NOAA is claiming a record 312 tornadoes in a 24 hour period on April 27-28, 2011. This would smash the old record of 148 tornadoes in a 24 hour span back during the Super Outbreak on April 3-4, 1974... This sounds impossible to me, especially since the SPC's page only has 263 tornado reports for 4/27/11 and 14 tornado reports for 4/28/11. Something isn't right with 312? I wonder where that number is coming from? Here is the story either way:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Very Sad/Powerful...

Here is the Big Picture blog post. Very sad/powerful...